Microsoft has rolled out an update to Outlook for Mac, bringing profile switching to the email and PIM application.
Microsoft has been working on revamping Outlook in an effort to create a web-based version that will work across platforms. The company recently took the unusual step of making Outlook for Mac available for free.
In a blog post, Outlook for Mac team member Priya Ganta announced the addition of Profiles to the application:
In Outlook Mac, you can now create profiles – for example, one for your work account, and another for your personal account. You can then select your work profile and Outlook will not bother you with any notifications from your personal email accounts. Similarly, if you select your personal profile at home, Outlook will not bother you with work-related emails.
With one click or by pressing the Control+Tab keys, you can switch between Outlook profiles in seconds. You can even automate switching with Siri automation. Switching to my personal profile every weekday evening after 6pm and then switching back to my work profile at 8am is just one example.Outlook for Mac Profiles – Credit Microsoft
The new feature is a welcome addition and should give users even more flexibility when it comes to managing their email.